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YMCA of Greater Springfield offering array of summer camps

March 26, 2012
GREATER SPRINGFIELD — The YMCA of Greater Springfield is offering summer camps that provide kids with a variety of imaginative activities that make sure they have fun while making new friends, building self-confidence and discovering the world around them.
The Y's carefully selected counselors work with campers on creating masterpieces during arts and crafts, explore science and technology, go on field trips, appreciate nature and discover the world around them.
Summer Enrichment Camps include:
  • Camp Fun City at 275 Chestnut St., Springfield. For more information, call 739-6951 ext. 119.
  • NEYC Teen Camp at 1772 Dwight St., Springfield. For more information, call 739-6951 ext. 119.
  • Camp Weber at 79 Dewey St., West Springfield. For more information, call 739-6951 ext. 119.
  • Stony Brook Acres, 1004 Stony Hill Road, Wilbraham. For more information, call 596-2749 ext. 115.
The YMCA is the premier camping organization in the world, with more than 125 years of experience providing safe, structured programming that reinforces traditional values. The Y's goal is to help youth grow in spirit, mind and body. Campers experience a fun, supportive atmosphere where they learn new skills, make friends, and most importantly, develop self-confidence.
The YMCA's summer program has been designed with the health and safety of campers in mind. A full time health administrator is on duty at camp and a physician is on call each day. The camps operate under American Camping Association guidelines. They also comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and are licensed by the local board of health or the Department of Early Education and Care.
YMCA summer staff are carefully chosen from a variety of colleges and most are students of education, social work or recreation students. In addition, the Y has highly specialized staff for each activity area to ensure that campers receive a quality learning experience.
The YMCA believes the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are essential for character development. Campers learn to define and demonstrate the four values in everything they say and do. Character Development goes beyond activities in Y programs, extending to the camper's entire life.
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